May 2015

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The Circumferential Splint Reinvented

Gerald Wank, DDS, and Paul Springs, DMD, discuss the circumferential splint as a long-term treatment for periodontally compromised anterior teeth. The clinical
procedure is described, and 2 case reports are presented. This article is peer-reviewed
and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

Endodontic Triad for Success: The Role of Minimally Invasive Technology

Clifford J. Ruddle, DDS, discusses the endodontic triad for success, focusing on the role of current and future technologically driven methods that will better enable 3-D cleaning and filling root canal systems.

Maintaining Facial Bone During Extractions

Timothy Kosinski, DDS, and Richard Golden, DDS, emphasize the importance of maintaining facial and interseptal bone.

Caries Detection Using Near-Infrared Transillumination: Adding Objectivity to Diagnosis to Save Tooth Structure

Parag Kachalia, DDS, discusses near-infrared transillumination technology that can be helpful in locating caries at an early stage.

Evolution of Comprehensive Care, Part 3: Periodontal Treatment Continues to Evolve
Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, and Mary K. Hughes, RDH, BS, in part 3 of a 6-part article series, will continue the discussion on how periodontal and hygiene treatment has evolved.

Creating Beautiful Restorations in the Aesthetic Zone

Robert A. Lowe, DDS, presents a series of case reports that highlights the introduction of an innovative direct composite veneer technique.

The Impact of Aesthetics in Restorative Treatment Planning

David Little, DDS, illustrates the need for thorough diagnosis and treatment planning and excellent communication to realize the best clinical outcomes.

Alternative Forms of Tobacco and E-Cigarettes: Harmful or Harm Reduction?

Victoria Patrounova, RDH, MHA, discusses popular smoking and smokeless tobacco products and e-cigarettes, identifying their specific health risks.

Revisiting the Scope of Contemporary Endodontics

April 2015

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Predictable Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry

Mike Malone, DDS, discusses a variety of topics related to adhesive dentistry, providing some valuable insight on the need for excellent continuing education and its impact on restorative and aesthetic dentistry.

Extraction Socket Preservation Prior to Implant Placement

George A. Mandelaris, DDS, MS, and Mei Lu, DDS, MSD, PhD, present case reports demonstrating use of a demineralized bone matrix material in conjunction with a bioresorbable membrane for extraction socket preservation prior to placement of implants. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 4 hours of CE credit.

Virtual Treatment Planning for Success
Ara Nazarian, DDS, examines the use of 3-D treatment planning as well as the use of CT-based surgical guides to achieve proper form and function.

Restoration of Severely Atrophic Jaws
Charles S. Nicholson III, DDS, and William D. Nordquist, DMD, MS, outline a technique for restoring the severely atrophic jaw.

Leveraging Technology for Productivity and Best Outcomes
Arnold Rosen, DDS, MBA, talks about how the blending of traditional and new technologies can create efficient and successful clinical results.

So What’s Eating You? Resorption Case Using an Aesthetic Abutment
August de Oliveira, DDS, demonstrates the techniques he used to design and fabricate a lithium disilicate abutment and crown in the aesthetic zone.

More Than Just a Denture

John R. Nosti, DMD, discusses the why and where behind different materials for denture teeth, creating natural smiles, occlusal design, and different processing techniques available.

Regenerative Materials Where They Matter Most

Jack D. Griffin Jr, DMD, describes bulk-fill placement techniques and the components needed to provide maximal regenerative sealing.

Treating Noncarious Cervical Aesthetic Zone Lesions: Using Acellular Dermal Matrix and Tunnel-Grafting Techniques

Douglas H. Mahn, DDS, demonstrates the use of a tunnel connective tissue grafting technique to restore teeth in the aesthetic zone.

Taking a Deeper Look

February 2015

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Management of Mandibular Anterior Teeth With Gingival Recession
Ahmad Soolari, DMD, MS; Amin Soolari, CRDT; and Randa Alobaidi, CRDT; discuss gingival recession involving the mandibular anterior teeth and present a technique for restoring root coverage, reducing sensitivity, and improving aesthetics. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

New Technologies Shape the Future of Dentistry

Paul Feuerstein, DMD, discusses the exciting new directions that are being led by innovations in high-tech dental systems and products.

Bonding Agents: So Many Choices!

Martin Jablow, DMD, presents a review and update on universal bonding materials and procedures.

Evolution of Comprehensive Care, Part 2: Hygiene and Periodontal Considerations

Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, and Mary K. Hughes, RDH, in part 2 of a 6-part article series, discuss how periodontal treatment and hygiene in general have evolved.

Success With Interdisciplinary Dentistry: Immediate Implant Treatment in the Aesthetic Zone

Todd R. Schoenbaum, DDS; Perry R. Klokkevold, DDS, MS; Yi-Yuan Chang, BS, MDC; and Mo K. Kang, DDS, PhD; demonstrates collaboration among 4 distinct disciplines in the treatment of nonrestorable teeth in the aesthetic zone.

Avoiding Mandibular Nerve Impairment, Part 3: Management of Neurosensory Impairments After Dental Implant Surgery

Randolph R. Resnik, DMD, MDS, and Carl E. Misch, DDS, MDS, PhD (hc), in the last of a 3-part series, discuss radiographic, anatomical, clinical, and surgical techniques intended to help the clinician to avoid neurosensory impairment complications.

Unique Attachment System for Implant-Supported Dentures
Barry F. McArdle, DMD, presents a case report utilizing an innovative attachment system for implant-retained overdentures.

Apicoectomy: The Misunderstood Surgical Procedure

Ali Allen Nasseh, DDS, MMSc, and Dennis Brave, DDS, describe a novel clinical technique for retrofilling the apicoectomy procedure that dramatically improves the efficiency of the operation.

“Smart” Class V Preparation Design for Direct Composites

Robert A. Lowe, DDS, reviews “smart” preparation design for Class V cavities and their restoration with bioactive composite materials.

Lingual Veneers and Aesthetic Bonding: Augmentation, Not Amputation
Lorin Berland, DDS, and Sarah Kong, DDS, show how they conservatively handled a patient who had suffered the destructive effects of bulimia on her teeth.

Dental Fear in the New Economy

March 2015

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The Ultimate Bonding Experience
Paul C. Belvedere, DDS, and Douglas L. Lambert, DDS, share a bit about their work together as well as their expertise in composite resin materials.

Regenerative Endodontics: Clinical Review and Case Reports
Rico Short, DMD, describes regenerative endodontic procedures as a viable treatment option to biologically replace damaged, diseased, or missing structures such as dentin, root structures, and cells of the pulp-dentin complex in immature necrotic permanent teeth without performing conventional endodontic therapy. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

Endodontic Obturation Techniques: The State of the Art in 2015
L. Stephen Buchanan, DDS, reviews current obturation methods with specific emphasis on Centered Condensation Obturation techniques.

Implant-Retained Dentures in One Visit
Lawrence N. Wallace, DDS, introduces an innovative one-hour implant-retained denture.

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Tooth Replacement
Carlos Boudet, DDS, demonstrates the results of a ridge augmentation procedure where a severe alveolar defect after an extraction was treated.

The Synesthetic Effect
George E. Kirtley, DDS, shares how he managed an aesthetic/functional compromise created by cuspids in the lateral positions.

Laser Removal of All-Ceramic Restorations: Solving a Difficult Clinical Challenge
Jeffrey P. Cranska, DDS, shares an update on techniques for laser removal of zirconia and lithium disilicate crowns.

Alternatives to Traditional Posterior Direct Restorations
Paresh Shah, DMD, presents 2 mini-case reports in which he outlines uses for a modern glass ionomer restorative.

Closing the Gap in Risk Management

January 2015

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Oral Effects Associated With Obesity and Bariatric Surgery
Alison L. Glascoe, DDS, MS; Ronald S. Brown, DDS, MS; Derrick K. Eiland, DDS; and Cheryl E. Fryer, DDS, MS, MA; discuss the general and oral health effects associated with obesity and bariatric surgical techniques used to treat obesity, and dental treatment considerations for obese patients. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

Avoiding Mandibular Nerve Impairment, Part 2: Radiographic and Surgical Techniques
Randolph R. Resnik, DMD, MDS, and Carl E. Misch, DDS, MDS, PhD (hc), in the second part of their 3-part series, discuss the evaluation and treatment protocols of nerve
impairment complications.

Solving Complex Treatment Challenges: Increasing Occlusal Vertical Dimension via Full-Arch Rehabilitation
Richard Winter, DDS, shows how he managed a patient who had challenging treatment needs and budgetary limitations.

Chairside Implant Abutments: A Novel CAD/CAM Approach
Mike Skramstad, DDS, presents a highly effective system that allows the design and placement of implant abutments and restorations without reverting to the use of stock
or prefabricated options.

Foundation for a Successful Smile Makeover: Understanding Bleaching Choices and Techniques
Joyce L. Bassett, DDS, presents a case report involving the latest bleaching technology and techniques.

A Minimally Invasive Anterior Makeover: Fabricating Direct Veneers Using Microhybrid Resin Composites
Rafael Massunari Maenosono, DDS, MSc; Raphaela Farias Rodrigues, DDS, MSc; Bella Luna Colombini Ishikiriama, DDS, PhD; and Sérgio Kiyoshi Ishikiriama, DDS, MSc, PhD; present a case report outlining a detailed technique for placing direct composite veneers.

Getting the Lines Right
Steven T. Cutbirth, DDS, outlines principles that are relevant to diagnosis, patient communication, and a successful outcome.

The Stainless Steel Hand File: Essential or Extinct?
Lisa Germain, DDS, MScD, gives a relevant review and discussion on the topic of hand files and reamers.

Overcoming a Clinical Challenge: Detecting Caries Around Amalgam Restorations
Stephen H. Abrams, DDS, explains new technology and procedures that can be used to examine the margins of restorations for cracks and caries.

Interdisciplinary Treatment Expanded
Thomas E. Dudney, DMD, and David M. Sarver, DMD, emphasize the need for sequencing in the delivery of care

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